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Gibson SG Special 2014 vs Fender Modern Player Satin Black

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GabeXLeouz, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. GabeXLeouz


    Jan 1, 2014
    I want to make the right choice, and I would like you to help me

    1.- I like the style (Body, Neck, Finish) of the fender basses
    2.- I like the sound of the gibson basses

    I would like to hear some pros and cons please

    Gibson SG Special 2014 vs Fender Modern Player Satin Black

    :help: :help: :confused: :help: :help:
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    They're completely different basses. Different scales. Different sounds.

    If you like the sound of the gibson, I think there's your answer.
  3. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    +1, due to the scale and different pickups. The traditional considerations (here are mine) probably apply best:

    Short scales: Are easy to play (unless you have very long fingers I suppose) and handle (are often light); have a unique, punchy tone that rumbles down on the E string and gets very resonant on the G; are less capable of copping traditional Fender bass tones than a long scale.

    Long scales (Fender in particular): Easy to play for typical to long fingers; tone's heard all over the place; fewer concerns about thuddy E strings; Modern Player seems to combine traditional sound with enhanced lows (If the hype is accurate).

    For me, I need both basses. I tend to spend more time on my short scales, but often grab a Fender clone to gig with. They're different basses.
  4. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Yeah, it almost doesn't get more opposite than these two. Buy each with confidence, but you just have to figure out which one you like more.
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